Now let me give you a recent example of the persisting insularity of liberal thought in the media. When the first secret Planned Parenthood video was released in mid-July, anyone who looks only at liberal media was kept totally in the dark about it, even after the second video was released. But the videos were being run nonstop all over conservative talk shows on radio and television. It was a huge and disturbing story, but there was total silence in the liberal media. That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional. The liberal major media were trying to bury the story by ignoring it.
Pro-abortion groups often describe pregnancy resource center workers as liars, telling women that those who work or volunteer at these centers only care about taking away women’s choices. In reality, the people at pregnancy centers dedicate their lives to helping women face unexpected pregnancies, offering the most choices and support to women and families.
Online for Life, a website with a mission of connecting women who are seeking abortions to pro-life pregnancy centers, has played a role in saving countless lives from abortion. One such life is baby “Jediah.”
Somehow, a July 23 blog post from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio managed to equate videos from the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood employees discussing their fetal parts business and the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who committed suicide while in police custody. I’m not kidding: “Both are infuriating, but in very distinct ways. Both involve reproductive justice issues.”
The post rants at length about, with original emphasis, “WHITE PRIVILEGE,” as well as the popular slogans of #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and #IfIDieInPoliceCustody.
On Tuesday, Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz denounced Planned Parenthood as a “national criminal enterprise,” the Washington Examiner reports.
Speaking at a Capitol Hill rally to eliminate the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding in the wake of three undercover videos detailing their practice of selling organs from aborted babies, Cruz declared Planned Parenthood should be defunded and more.
Planned Parenthood was scheduled to testify today before the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which is underway today in Austin. But the abortion giant didn’t show up, just like it refused to allow Dr. Deborah Nucatola to testify before the United States House Committee. Planned Parenthood seems to believe that even when government officials ask them to do something – as recipients of government funding – it doesn’t have to if it does not wish.
The Senate committee was not amused. KHOU.com said the committee “scolded” Planned Parenthood for ditching the meeting, and it reported, “Republican Chairman Charles Schwertner said the organization needs to answer for how it operates in Texas.”
The Center for Medical Progress released the first episode of their Human Capital documentary web series yesterday. This video, nearly 12 minutes long, is the third released by the group. Earlier in July, two videos were released, showing top executives from Planned Parenthood discussing the abortion giant’s fetal parts business.
The latest video features Dr. Katharine Sheehan, the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, and Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
The video largely focuses on another person, however. Holly O’Donnell is a 24-year old former procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC, a group which purchases the fetal parts from babies aborted by Planned Parenthood to then sell to other buyers.
Throughout the video, interspersed with potential buyers meeting with Sheehan and Ginde, O’Donnell shares her story….
Pro-abortion celebrity and alleged comedian Sarah Silverman may know she wants to #StandWithPP despite their nightmarish organ-harvesting side business, but if the following string of tweets (hat tip to Mediaite for the first) is anything to go by, she still doesn’t quiiiiite grasp the ethics involved:
Abortion is still legal in the great U.S of A. It would be insane not to use fetal tissue 4 science & education in such cases. #StandwithPP
In the midst of a national uproar over the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting fetal organs for profit, senators are banding together to call for an end to the taxpayer funding of the abortion corporation.
Senator Joni Ernst (IA), along with Senators Rand Paul (KY), James Lankford (OK) and 21 co-sponsors, introduced S.1881., a important piece of legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood.
According to a new pro-abortion group called Reproaction, women cannot be equal to men unless they have the right to abort their children. But how is this equality possible if men don’t have this same supposed right to abort or to choose life for their children?
According to their website (which is set to launch on August 19), Reproaction, a group formed by Erin Matson (pictured top right; an “organizer and writer”) and Pamela Merritt (pictured bottom right; an “activist and writer”), says they celebrate abortion as “a great thing” and believe that denying abortion to women is “an insult and unacceptable.”
The group says “the current state of abortion access – the closed clinics, financial barriers, insulting hurdles, baseless religious exemptions, and terrorism against providers – is a degrading, man-made humanitarian crisis.”
Not being allowed to end the life of your own defenseless child is a degrading, man-made humanitarian crisis?
Imagine with me, if you will, a fictitious scenario:
The Animal Group of Riverside regularly euthanizes homeless dogs when no one comes to claim them. The Animal Group holds itself out as a boon to society; a compassionate organization – a non-profit, in fact. “We do not sell animal parts, they say.” Then, someone goes undercover and discovers that The Animal Group is piecing out the dogs. Dog liver is quite popular in the market, right now. But dog legs, dog hearts, dog brains – all are fair game; all are harvested and sold.
“No, no, no,” says The Animal Group. “This is all for research. For vaccines and medicines.” (They fail to mention all the experiments for food and skin care products that the dogs’ tissue is used in.) “We do not ever make a profit. All we do is donate to research.”
A striking feature in all three undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress is the callous way in which abortion workers discuss the parts of babies they have killed or have been complicit in killing.
Callous is generally defined as being cold or hardened to something; this is what we see with these abortion doctors. They discuss “tissue” and “intact specimens” as if they were discussing blood taken from the arm of a conscious patient.